It Lurks Below is an action-oriented, survival RPG in a randomly generated world. Fight through the massive underground dungeon, customize your character with random items and find out what evil lurks below.
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Mostly Positive (19) - 78% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (313) - 86% of the 313 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 25, 2018
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Why Early Access?

“It Lurks Below is a fun new one-man indie game project from myself, David Brevik, the creator of Diablo and Diablo II. Although the game is already engaging and addictive, I want to use Early Access to make the project even better. I’m a big believer in actively communicating with your community, getting feedback and improving the final product. This has already been going on in a small closed beta, but I’m ready to open it up and make the best possible game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I estimate that the game will be fully released later in 2018. I have been working on the project for about a year and 4 months so far, and though progress is rapid, I still have content I feel needs to be in the game and polished for release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The focus of development during Early Access will be on finishing the content for the game. Although there are hours and hours of content, I still want to add more skill items, new bosses, new recipes, new runewords, more unique items and many other changes to get to the final version. Most importantly though, I would love to hear from the community. What do they really wish was in the game? With the beta I have been running, there has been quite a bit of constructive feedback which has resulted in changes and new content for the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is full featured. There are many hours of compelling gameplay with many skills, builds, classes, and items. What the game lacks is some of the end content. About two-thirds of the world is complete.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. Early Access supporters will receive a lower price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Working with the community is a vital part of the way I create games. This has been true with this project and other projects I’ve worked on in the last 10 years. During the closed beta I have been in constant communication with the supporters and patches have been frequent.

There will be updates every few weeks and detailed notes about what is being worked on and what has been put into the updates.”
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October 4

Patch notes for EAv0.10.4a

Features:
- Changed the way food stacks and acts for survival.
- It will now keep track of the total-feed and show (and provide) the average.
- This means that different slevel food will stack. No more separate stacks that don't combine.
- I have a new reverse calculated slevel formula based on the total-feed. As total feed goes up, so does the slevel of the stacked item.
- When cooking food, it will use the average feed values to reverse calculate an slevel for the cooked food.
- Added a few new food icons, but not finished yet.

Bugs:
- Fixed a bug which cause a "leafnado" in the springtime. A column of leaves would just wrap around and around at location 0.
- Using compost to create anything, created a full stack and only used the compost once. It now uses the compost correctly.
- Fixed some items (raw meat, wheat) that were marked as instant use items, but wouldn't do anything (can't eat them). They are no longer instant items.
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October 1

Patch notes for EAv0.10.1a

Features:
- There have been a few reports of broken saves. I have added a few new features to saves to ensure that it is okay before writing it to the disk. I hope it helps. There is one more thing I have planned in the future.
- I have added in-game UI for key remapping in the options menu. Been a long time coming and I finally broke down and did it.
- I am not sure all keys will work with key remapping. Let me know if you have an unusual keyboard and a key doesn't work.
- There will be other additions to key remapping in the future (like mouse/controller buttons instead of keyboard keys)
- I put F1-F12 in the font so it shows up on the main hotbar. You could always remap it, but it said "F" instead of the full key.
- F1 can not be disabled right now. I will put something in that removes that toggle. If you remap to F1 it will pop up the status info.

Next up:
- Dungeon Liquids, bug fixes and final recipes for advanced summer/autumn (with icons).
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About This Game

It Lurks Below is a retro-styled, 2D, action-oriented, survival RPG by David Brevik. Create a custom character and choose from several different classes to delve deep into the mysteries of what evil lurks below. Dig down and explore the randomly generated levels, find random items, and combat deadly monsters to get the answers.

Though this game looks similar to other games in the genre, it plays very differently. It is a true RPG, with many stats and character classes. It is very reminiscent of other games made by David Brevik such as Diablo, Diablo II, Hellgate: London and Marvel Heroes. With six character classes to choose from, randomly generated levels, random stats on items, secret areas, bosses, a survival talent tree and three different play modes, it delivers on a very different and unique gaming experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.2Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required

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